New York, December 14, 2010 – First Commercial Bank, a leading Taiwanese Bank, has licensed the latest release of FENICS Professional, the market leading system for foreign exchange options from GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG). The bank has deployed FENICS Professional version 12.1 which includes the new functionalities: FENICS Sales, FENICS Trader and the latest version of FENICS Exotic maths models.
FENICS Professional version 12.1 provides traders at First Commercial Bank with the ability to spread their volatility surface based upon the counterparty profile to ensure sales professionals have desktop access to the correct prices. Sales and traders can communicate through FENICS chat, and confirm prices via internal RFQ. Term sheet functionality allows sales users to produce multi language term sheets, with full graphing capabilities.
“We have an excellent long standing relationship with First Commercial Bank, and we are very happy that they have chosen to deploy FENICS Professional” said Elliott Hann, Head of GFI FENICS Sales in Asia. “The new version steps up our price distribution and sales tool capabilities, the ability to spread prices by counterparty and the direct distribution of retail products”. “We continue to be committed to providing scalable and customized solutions to fit our clients’ needs” he further commented.
The Bank has been a client of FENICS since 1998.
First Commercial Bank is a leading bank in Taiwan with offices across the Greater China region, providing international banking and multi-asset class investment and transaction services to clients including financial institutions, funds, corporate and individual investors.
FENICS Professional is a suite of pricing, trading, risk management and STP (straight-through processing) components allowing customers to control, monitor and oversee every aspect of FX option trading and lifecycle management from one single interface.
GFI FENICS has been providing leading FX derivatives software since 1987. Its products are licensed to over 350 institutions worldwide with thousands of users benefiting from its solutions.
About GFI Group Inc. www.GFIgroup.com
GFI Group Inc. (NYSE “GFIG”) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data, trading platform and analytics software products to institutional clients in markets for a range of fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments.
Fenics Software Limited is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.
Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,800 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Los Angeles, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,400 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFISM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, Trayport®, and Kyte®.
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